skate board ramps

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Project by jonsajerk posted 01-19-2012 04:14 AM 7913 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an odd (sort of) project I did last year. two quarter pipes 3ft tall 8ft wide, finished off with a layer of skatelite. Building skate ramps is what initially got me started in wood working years ago.

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 04:48 AM

That’s a cool set of ramps good job.


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#2 posted 01-19-2012 05:19 AM

Nice work. I built one of those for my son about 4 years ago. It was well worth it. Hope your skater enjoys..

-- Brock, Illinois

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 05:31 AM

Cool. I built several of these over the years. I did not have the skills or the money to do it right but we had fun anyway. Great job.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 11:10 AM

Nice job I made a set of these for the neighbor kids a while back. They were surprised a old guy like me (46) could ride the ramp so well and do tricks. What they didn’t see was all the Ben-Gay used after all the fall’s later that night…. LOL

Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 12:24 PM

what do you use as the starter strip and the coping nose? Is the skatelite glued on or screwed on?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 05:15 PM

The copping (pipe at the top) 2” diameter steel pipe I believe is 3/16” thick and bottom is 1/8” thick steel 6’’ wide. The ramp transitions are from 3/4” with 2×4 every 6” liquid nailed and screwed. Layered in 3 layers of 3/8” ply then tar paper then skate light which is just counter sunked screws. Man I wish I still had picture of the bowls we built years ago, although they were def ghetto ramps. Yeah I’m actually a bmx er been riding/building ramps since 6th grade but now I’m in my 30s. It def takes longer to heal these days.

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 03:43 AM

Nice work!

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 03:56 AM

My 10 year old son will go crazy when I show him this. He is a skateboard fanatic. Very nice!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 03:27 PM

Thanks for the breakdown of the work. How much did the skate light cost and do you think if I used some kind of sealer on cdx plywood it would hold up outside? My son is a street BMX’r as well and we build a small single jump ramp but it needs some updating. Its needs to be movable by one person so I’m wondering how I could add a couple of casters or wheels so they could be folded out of the way to ride and then put back to move the unit.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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